Jonathan Liljeblad has a PhD and JD, both from the University of Southern California, and a BS, from the California Institute of Technology. He was born in Myanmar, and grew up in Sweden and the US. He currently lives in Australia and works as a Senior Lecturer at Australian National University. He does field research on rule of law in Myanmar, and has published scholarship on human rights and environmental issues in Southeast Asia. He is a member of both the IUCN and ICOMOS.